Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, Third Edition (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Vol 176) by Paul Zarchan
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast; 3rd edition (August 1998) | ISBN: 1563472546 | Pages: 611 | PDF | 18.95 MB
This edition features five new chapters on such timely aerospace issues as the multiple target or aimpoint shift problem and the challenges posed by spiraling targets and flight control design fundamentals. Based on the author's "Fundamentals of Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance" continuing education course, the text takes an intricate look at weaving and spiraling targets, including the helical trajectory flown by the SCUD missiles during the Persian Gulf War. Zarchan provides strategies for improved interceptor performance, and demonstrates valuable problem-solving methods and other practical techniques not typically taught in graduate programs. Together with numerous new examples and easy-to-understand graphs and explanations, readers with varied learning styles will find Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance a staple for any aerospace engineer's library. Companion software, in both Macintosh and IBM-compatible versions, contains source code listings in FORTRAN, C, and MATLAB languages. A detailed set of appendices not only serves as a user's guide but also explains how the text's FORTRAN source can easily be converted to either C or MATLAB. The conversion technique plus detailed source code examples will be tools of interest to all engineers, regardless of whether you specialize in missile guidance or other aerospace-related fields.